Psychology of Home: Hobbies
2020 will be remembered for many things and in years to come those who were not there will prompt those who were, to again tell the tale again. We swapped boardrooms for zoom calls, dusted off old puzzles, finished half done DIY projects and there was one week where banana bread was figuratively and literally on everyone’s lips.
Doers and Will-Doers
During this time some interesting social observations were made, for example, that one household can easily be split into two very distinctive tribes, the doers and will-doers. The doers are finding all kinds of ways to keep their hands busy and the will-doers are setting goals for another time.
It also gave hobbies a well-deserved second shot at grabbing our ever-evasive attention. As we shut out the madness around us, we rediscovered the importance of focusing effort, energy and love on what feeds our soul. The wonder of how occupied hands can help your head make sense of it all.
Five Reasons why Hobbies Make you a Better Person
- In an instant world, affording something your time really is a humbling experience.
- The sense of achievement on completion of a project is an elixir in itself.
- A hobby a day will keep the doctor away, a great stress reliever and good for your brain.
- It adds layers and texture to your life, it is enriching and expands your horizons.
- Only boring people get bored – right! So, having a hobby prevents you from being bored.
If the “Year of the Rona” taught us anything then it is how adaptive we as humans are, if you want to flip tribes and walk over from the will-doers to the doers. Hobby up.
This month we spotlight the craft of crochet, an art form that every few years makes a big comeback in fashion and home décor. Page over to page 67 of the September issue where we hook you up with an introductory how-to including videos and a nifty crochet cheat sheet.